Crème de menthe is a mint-flavored liqueur that is very sweet and is available in both white and green bottlings. Like other crème liqueurs, it is not creamy like "cream" liqueurs, but "crème" refers to a higher amount of sugar that is used.
This is one of the liqueurs that, while not absolutely essential to have stocked in a bar, is nice to have around and at a price that is typically less than $10, it is an affordable addition.
White crème de menthe is actually clear in color and the green is typically a darker green. These color options are important to consider when mixing cocktails.
Most creme de menthe is 25% ABV (50 proof).
Green Crème de Menthe Cocktails
Use green crème de menthe for creating green cocktails.
- Emerald Isle
- Girl Scout Cookie
- Grasshopper (shooter)
- Grasshopper Martini
- Holiday Hopper
- Irish Eyes
- Irish Flag (shooter)
- Irish Pride
- Mint ChocoChata Martini
- Santa Shot (shooter)
White Crème de Menthe Cocktails
Use white crème de menthe when you want a neutral colored spirit with the mint flavor. It can also be used as a substitute for peppermint schnapps.
Can't get enough mint? Take a look at these tasty alternatives to use creme de menthe: